Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Shift Your Focus

"Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God."
Psalm 42:11

I walked out of my Physical Therapist's office, keys in hand feeling only slightly better than I had when I walked in. I'd spent a greater part of my visit whining and complaining to my therapist. Things were just moving so slowly. That morning when I woke up, I could barely walk out of my bedroom without holding onto furniture and the walls. I was just so frustrated! I looked down at my keys, my eyes resting on the key chain I was holding.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016


Do you like to read mystery novels? I do. But I have a confession to make - When I read a mystery, I always read the last chapter first!  I want to know while I'm reading it "who done it!!" What does that say about me? I'm not sure and I'm not even sure I want to know!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Where Do You Go to Escape?

Where do you go to escape? Where is your "happy place?" When life just seems more than you can bare; when you don't want to feel the pain that you're feeling; where do you go?

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

A Man I Will Never Forget

Sunday, May 8th was Mother's Day this year. It was also the 45th Anniversary of my wedding to Phil. My thoughts naturally went to him and our life together this past weekend. We were married for 33+ years when he died in October of 2004. He's been gone almost 12 years now. Hardly seems possible.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

A Season of Hope

"The beautiful spring came;
and when Nature resumes her loveliness,
the human soul is apt to revive also."
-Harriet Ann Jacobs

As part of my morning ritual, I lift up the blinds in my door window and my eyes rest on the pansies sitting on the bench on my porch. Beautiful purple and white pansies, my favorite flower and a sure sign of spring here in Vermont. How I love those pansies and how something so simple brings such joy to my heart.